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Sebastian Nitu
Sebastian Nitu
8,616 Points

Learning Swift and C# together

Hello everyone! I have a quick question for the community here @ Treehouse:

At home I have a Mac and the only reason I started to learn Software Development is because of my interest in developing iOS Apps.

I also have a full-time job where I do not have access to my mac and quite often it gets hard to cram in a few hours after work for Swift and iOS.

My question is as follows:

Would it make sense to learn some C# @ Work during my lunch break and other down times and continue to pursue Swift in my spare time?

I have the basic concepts of a dev language down but my question is if this would impact my performances as a beginner in any way.

Any answer is more than welcome!

2 Answers

Well, Swift is perfect for using on a Mac :+1:

However, C# is best used on a Windows PC so, oh well... :x:

If you are looking to learn both Swift and another language, you have many choices, luckily! There are:

  • Front end (recommended, used very very often in programming for building websites in the front end!)
  • Ruby (Ruby is flexible, easy-to-learn, and awesome when you combine with Rails or Sinatra!)
  • Python (most commonly used to make AIs, robots, and games! I love making games in Python.)
  • PHP (great for back-end web development!)
  • Java (very old and powerful language, also very commonly used for websites back-end!)

I hope this helps. ~Alex

For PyGame, you should check out Pygame.org, and for robots in Python, you should look up Making Robots in Python using the Raspberry Pi.

I hope this helps!

Sebastian Nitu
Sebastian Nitu
8,616 Points

Thanks Alexander Davison ! Great input! My question was if it makes sense as a beginner to learn to program with 2 languages at the same time. C# is used a lot in my company so it makes sense to learn C#, but only if it makes sense as a beginner / learner

If I were you, I would try to start on a beginner-friendly language like Python, Ruby, or JavaScript then move to a language more complicated to understand like C# or Java.

It's all up to you, though! Learn which ever way you prefer :-)